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Company: Astro Power
Ticker:APWR
Yahoo Beta:2.44
Industry:Electronic Instruments and Controls

Company Description:  Astro Power, Inc. develops, manufactures, markets and sells a range of solar electric power products for the global marketplace.

Purchase Date:19 Apr 2000 Sale Date:17 Oct 2000
Purchase Price:$20.06 Sale Price:$56.19
  --Split Adjusted:$20.06  --Split Adjusted:$56.19
Shares Purchased:200 Shares Sold:200
  --Split Adjusted:200  --Split Adjusted:200
Transaction Fee:$91.51 Transaction Fee:$162.23
Price Range (6 Months Prior):    Price Range (6 Months After):    
High$47.19 High$60.38
Date07 Mar 2000 Date18 Oct 2000
Low$11.50 Low$22.63
Date12 Nov 1999 Date20 Dec 2000
S&P (Purchase Date):$1,427.47 S&P (Sale Date):$1,349.97

Purchase
Timing:  Bought after large drop in price, and near price floor.
Reason:  Innovative company with unique products. Wanted to buy just before company ventures in untapped region.

Sale
Timing:  Sold near all time high and just before big drop.
Reason:  Profit taking, the stock price had jumped dramatically to an all time high.

S&P Gain: -5.43 % Annualized Gain: -10.65%
Stock Gain: 180.1 % Annualized Gain: 698.07%

Dividends:$0.00
Net Holding Return ($): $6,971.76
Net Holding Return (%): 169.9 %